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>>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, a very difficult sunday morning here and around the country, particularly in colorado, just 48 hours after we first learned of the massacre at the aurora movie theater. president obama heads to colorado to honor victims and meet with victims' families later today. it's striking, the political world shut down after the massacre in aurora. the campaigns pulled advertising from the air waves in colorado, campaign events within cancelled. it will resume and we'll talk about that later. but the focus now in colorado is about the suspect, james holmes. what motivated him? perhaps investigators can learn more after the big event yesterday, a controlled detonation in his apartment. it was completely booby trapped and now investigators can get inside. joining me now live, the governor of colorado, john hickenlooper. governor, welcome. i speak for so many when i offer my condolences and our thoughts and pr
the support. i mean the state -- the state is heartbroken. i think hemingway says the world breaks us all, but afterward, we're stronger in the broken places. i think that's what we heard in the hospitals yesterday. we went to many of the hospitals and visited families and the victims. and there was a buoyancy or a resill aer resiliency where people were not going to let this define their life, they were going to fight back. >> there is your experience as a mayor and now governor nothing that can prepare you to lead a state through something like this. i know this has been an emotional 48 hours. you spoke on friday night in such a moving way. >> well, you know, you just -- here's -- >> governor, i just want to show what you said on friday night. >> defies description. you can't connect emotions that we commonly think of. i mean everyone i've talked to all day is filled with an anger that can't find focus. >> i apologize for the interruption, but it's obviously been a difficult couple of days. >> it's been tough. the key there is -- i mean that anger, you want to strangle this guy. at a ce
in custody? >> well, he is -- what they describe to us, he lawyered up. he is at this point not cooperating. the robot watching it defuse -- or not defuse, but make the -- be able to deactivate the system of the trip wires and potential threats, a, it gives you tremendous confidence. i mean the fbi is working with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms with the local police, the state patrol. everybody was working together, as they did on thursday night. one of the real bright lights of this is that before 9/11, i don't think we could have ever responded to this level of tragedy, 70 people that had been injured or killed, and get such efficiency and get everyone working together almost seamlessly. so even that safety and then also how they worked with this bomb thing. we're getting through this, but we still can't get into the mind of this twisted, really delusional individual. >> and there's no sense of what caused him to go off of the path he was as a doctoral student in neuroscience, somebody who may have been isolated and private but had a lot going for him on the outside. nothing
. then, what does the law mean to you? the debate over the value now and in the future. with us, fore chair of the democratic party, dr. heoward dean, and the republican governor of louisiana, mentioned as a romney running mate, bobby jindal. dean and jindal square off. finally, we'll get to the politics. our roundtable weighs in on the fights ahead. can the president sell health care to a still-skeptical public? can romney lead the charge against health care after passing an individual mandate himself in massachusetts? and the legacy of chief justice roberts. with us, our white house correspondent and political director chuck todd, the new co-he is of the "today" show and chief legal correspondent savannah guthrie, editor of "the national review," rich lowry, and columnist for "the washington post" eugene robinson. >>> good morning. you can imagine health care is all anyone's talking about in washington. well, that was the case until late friday night when this ferocious storm came through so suddenly in the mid-atlantic area, the ohio valley, west virginia, and it has reached so muc
>>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this morning, a special hour. america's health care debate. the court has spoken, vindication for the president, and a boost for his signature achievement. >> whatever the policy, today's decision was a victory for people all over this country. >> but the ruling also galvanizing his gop opponent as the court calls the individual mandate a new tax. >> if we want to get rid of obama care, we're going to have to replace president obama. >> but here's the question -- is repeal realistic? i'll ask the house's top democrat, nancy pelosi, in an exclusive interview. then, what does the law mean to you? the debate over the value now and in the future. with us, fore chair of the democratic party, dr. heoward dean, and the republican governor of louisiana, mentioned as a romney running mate, bobby jindal. dean and jindal square off. finally, we'll get to the politics. our roundtable weighs in on the fights ahead. can the president sell health care to a still-skeptical pu
." >> welcome to the capitol. >> thank you for having us here. >> thank you. >> we are in full view of the supreme court, which has spoken on health care. is the fight over? >> as far as we're concerned, the victory is there for the american people. if you're a person with a child with diabetes, no longer will they be discriminated against because of a pre-existing condition. if you're a woman, no longer will you have to pay more. no longer will being a woman be a pre-existing medical condition. you pay less for your prescription drugs. and nothing for a preventive wellness checkup. and for everybody, no more lifetime limits on the coverage you receive. this and for other reasons, if you are a young person, you can be on your parents' policy if you both agree to that. and so for the american people, yes, the fight is over. others will try to challenge, but -- >> well, republicans have said they won't waste any time to try to repeal this. is that fantasy from your point of view? >> it's being the mouthpiece of the health insurance industry. and we're saying let's not have them be in
>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning we'll discuss the president's efforts to define his opponent. again the hot topic is mitt romney's tenure at bain capital. is his private sector experience his greatest strength or now a political weakness? with conflicting reports about exactly when romney left the company, the campaign's traded attacks about whether he was there when the firm began to outsource jobs, and whether romney was dishonest about his tenure. >> i think the times in the past are beneath the dignity of the presidency. i think the president needs to rein in his campaign and start talking about the real issues people care about. which relate to our economy. >> a new pretty negative turn in the campaign. so can romney clear the air about his bain record? we'll have more information about his personal finances and investment accounts and in the end is this what voters care about? with us senior adviser to the romney campaign, ed gillespie. then, the tax fight for the fall. will rates go up? and for whom? the president sets up
and investment accounts and in the end is this what voters care about? with us senior adviser to the romney campaign, ed gillespie. then, the tax fight for the fall. will rates go up? and for whom? the president sets up a fight over the middle class. >> the fate of the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans will be decided by the outcome of the next election. my opponent will fight to keep them in place. i will fight -- >> a debate here this morning with two key senators, assistant democratic leader senator dick durbin of illinois and assistant republican senator jon kyl of arizona. and our political roundtable later, with insights and analysis, including the veepstakes for mr. romney. with us, republican strategist mike murphy. president of the naacp, ben jealous. anti-tax activist grover norquist. "washington post" associate editor bob woodward and democratic strategist hilary rosen. also this morning, a few minutes with bob costas of nbc sports, on the penn state sex abuse scandal. after this week's devastating report about who knew what, and when. >>> good morning. well you knew it was g
the highest tax rate of all of the industrialized countries. that makes us very uncompetitive. >> are you speaking about the olympics? are you concerned about our athletes wearing a uniforms that were made in china? >> again, i go back to -- let's don't politicize the olympics. let's look at why an american business felt it hood to buy those products, because they were cheaper than the ones he could make here. it's because of government policies here that make it more expensive to do business in the united states. >> so you're okay with ralph lauren? >> i'm not going to politicize it. i want to talk about the issue. the underlying issue is why did we make it so hard for american businesses to compete that they have to buy things from abroad? >> senator, go ahead. >> david, let me tell you, the bottom line is this, the outsourcing of jobs by bain capital to low-wage countries is an embarrassment to mitt romney and he's trying to distance himself from his own company that made millions of dollars for him. i would say to senator kyl, i hope that this week the senate republicans will join the
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